Monthly Archives: October 2015

Collecting a family of dogs, cats and rabbits in Normandy; and heading to Jersey in convoy

While couriers J and M set off with Mal's big family of cats and birds, courier Mike was in the Normandy area collecting a slightly smaller family of pets. Gill and her family have lived on a farm near Calvados for many years, and are now heading back to the UK. They're moving to Dorchester, so not a million miles from their old French haunts! The family's three dogs, four cats and two rabbits are travelling with us. Rosie Pomme is a lovely big German Shepherd Dog, and Dolly is a Burmese Mountain Dog. Completing the canine contingent is little [...]

By | 2016-10-17T10:49:36+00:00 Thursday, October 29, 2015|animal rescue, pet travel by road, pet travel by sea, TRACES|13 Comments

A family of 22 cats and two birds relocate from France to the UK

Animalcouriers travelled to the Lauzun area in the Lot-et-Garonne to make a very special collection: Mal and Mike's 22 cats, one Rosy Lovebird and one Cockatiel. Mal and Mike are relocating to Lincolnshire after living and in France for many years, where they ran a gîte business. They've loved every minute of it, but now it's time to go back to the UK, where family draws them. They'll miss their lovely local friends, though, several of whom stepped in to help today. The cats have joined the household over the years, and now that it's time to leave, not a [...]

By | 2016-10-17T10:49:36+00:00 Wednesday, October 28, 2015|animal rescue, animal transportation, pet travel by road|0 Comments

Hearty, Lola and Russo join us in Spain; Kaly, Moggy and TomTom get on board in France; and UK reunions start with Pixtura and Nina

Lovely young tortoiseshell cats Hearty and Lola hail from the Balearic Islands. They were brought by ferry to Denia and collected by our friends from Casa Antigua kennels and cattery in Jesus Pobre. Now they're on board with Animalcouriers, on their way to the UK. They're a playful pair, amusing themselves by leaping around their compartment and being general hooligans! Our final stop in Spain was to collect gorgeous Maine Coon cat Russo from Cynthia. Russo regularly commutes between Hertfordshire and the beautiful seaside town of Tamariu, near Girona. He usually travels with Cynthia and Larry by car but, as [...]

By | 2016-10-17T10:49:36+00:00 Sunday, October 25, 2015|animal transportation, pet travel by road, reunited|35 Comments

Dragao, Sofia, Nina, Bella, Betty, Jack, Honey, Lola and Michael board the bus in Portugal, Gibraltar and Spain

Animalcouriers are wending our way towards the UK, collecting more pets as we go. Cats Dragao and Sofia are travelling with us from Lisbon to Oxfordshire to join their owners Tania and Alexandre. Dutiful dad Luis kindly brought these gorgeous cats to us. At the moment they're quite shy and suspicious about this odd turn of events in their lives — but this isn't unusual in feline passengers. We're sure they'll soon come out of their shells. Sibling dogs Nina and Fofhino were adopted by Sadie's dad when he was living on the Portuguese Algarve. Unfortunately, he recently became ill [...]

By | 2016-10-17T10:49:36+00:00 Thursday, October 22, 2015|animal transportation, indroducing, pet travel by road|0 Comments

Reunions for Princessa, Bella, Foxydog, Poppy, Rex and Ringo; and Pixtura, Tavi, Mitzi, Polly and Maru are first to join our UK-bound trip

Animalcouriers reunited pets with their owners in Spain and Portugal. We then started the trip back north with the first of our UK-bound passengers on board. Having reunited lovely little Princessa with her owner's partner, Antonio, we spent the night at the coastal resort of Mojacar. During our evening dog walks along the seafront, we watched the waves pounding onto the sand as a storm brewed up. By morning the storm had blown itself out, and dogs and couriers alike enjoyed watching the sun rise on a fresh new day. When Bella's owner Jean and her husband moved to Spain, [...]

By | 2016-10-17T10:49:36+00:00 Tuesday, October 20, 2015|animal transportation, indroducing, pet travel by road, reunited|0 Comments

We leave the UK with Canela, Becky, Princessa, Rover, Wendy, Freddie and Bella; and Foxydog and Poppy hop on board in France

Animalcouriers is on one of our regular scheduled trips through France and Spain. The first pets to join us were Veronica's extremely sociable and intelligent rabbits, Canela and Becky, who've been homeboarding with courier J. Veronica is a nurse and has been working in Glasgow, but will shortly be on her way back to Elche in Spain. Veronica's parents and sister will take care of Canela and Becky until Veronica arrives. Another pet on her way back to Spain is Princessa. This sweet little dog, originally a rescue from Spain, came to the UK with her owners. But they quickly [...]

By | 2016-10-17T10:49:36+00:00 Sunday, October 18, 2015|frequent travellers, pet travel by road|0 Comments

Tales from the skies: pets fly to Indonesia, South Africa, Bermuda, New Zealand and Australia

While couriers J, M and others have been transporting pets around Europe over the past few months, other members of the Animalcouriers team have been busy organising air freight for pets travelling somewhat further afield. Here are just a few of their stories. Tilly, a very entertaining young King Charles Cavalier, home boarded with Animalcouriers while she waited for her Indonesian paperwork to be ready. She was a very engaging young lady and we were rather sorry to see her go! Globe-trotting Rhea lived in the Caribbean before moving to the UK for a while. Her latest trip was with [...]

By | 2016-10-17T10:49:36+00:00 Wednesday, October 14, 2015|pet air travel, updates from previous passengers|16 Comments

Two bespoke trips: Bublik from Juan les Pins; and a family of six from Devon

In addition to our regular, shared road trips throughout Europe, Animalcouriers is also sometimes asked to do a bespoke trip, where we transport a pet (or group of pets) belonging to one family. Last week we collected tiny Bublik from storm-struck Juan les Pins in south-east France, to take him to his winter residence in London, where his owner is waiting for him. Completely oblivious to the weather conditions, Bublik set off on his travels very calmly. So calmly, in fact, he was sound asleep and snoring before we'd even left the driveway! Today it was the turn of a [...]

By | 2016-10-17T10:49:37+00:00 Saturday, October 10, 2015|animal transportation, bespoke trips, pet travel by road|31 Comments

Luka, Echo and North from France join our trip; and the first reunions take place in the UK

As Animalcouriers headed through France towards the UK, we stopped off to collect our final passengers. Gorgeous puss Luka is travelling from Cagnes sur Mer in Provence to Wolverhampton, where he'll rejoin his owner who's flown on ahead. And near Lyon we met Laurent, who breeds beautiful Siberian Huskies. We collected two puppies from him, Echo and North, who are on their way to their owner Matthew in the north of England. Lovely Luka Husky pups Echo and North Neither Husky pup has ever been on a lead before… …must…get…rid…of…this…thing! Handsome [...]

By | 2016-10-17T10:49:37+00:00 Friday, October 2, 2015|animal rescue, pet travel by road, reunited|0 Comments
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